3255 Alpine Street • Dexter, MI 48130 • (734) 426-4477
Featured Program for Adults
Seed Gardening: Getting Started with Ben Cohen
Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 pm
The Dexter District Library is starting a seed library collection. Come join in the fun and learn how to get started with the help of Ben Cohen, owner of Small House Farms, a small homestead business located in Sanford, MI.
Ben has worked diligently over the past couple of years developing a network of seed libraries and seed stewards across Michigan. He has worked to help a number of new seed banks become established and helped equip these communities with the tools they need for their projects to thrive.
Join us for this informative program and learn what it means for a seed to be heirloom, hybrid, organic or GMO; the importance of maintaining genetic diversity; basic and intermediate seed saving techniques - including a demonstration; proper seed storage and labeling; community seed sharing; and, make seed saving fun for the whole family. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 734-426-4477.
Children ages 6 years and under are invited to a very special story time with “Mother Goose” Trudy Bulkley, accompanied by a very fine gander. Trudy has been telling stories for over 25 years using poetry, rhyme, imagination and humor. Audience participation is a must. Refreshments and a simple craft will be offered following the program. Registration is not required, everyone is welcome.
Funding for this program was provided by Mark and Martha Gregg, in memory of Lois Parkman.
Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 am For Grades 7 through 12
Work with other teens on special events for our upcoming Summer Reading Program, and learn how you can volunteer at the Library this summer. This is a fun group, and we are always looking for more members! Pizza will be served.
If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, check out these options at the Library.
The Friends of the Library are always looking for additional volunteers. The Friend’s monthly, first Saturday Book Sales require help with set-up, clean-up and organizing throughout the day. The friends also supply volunteers for Library programs during the Summer Reading events. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated through the Friends group. If you are interested, please contact the Friends of the Library through their dedicated e-mail account at firstname.lastname@example.org, check out their video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zFGUP4LOwE or stop by a Book Sale for more information.
The Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is also a great way to help out. Middle and high school students help our Teen Librarian, Diane Alson, brainstorm ideas from programs, talk about ideas to expand the teen resources and volunteer to help manage programs for elementary age children. Most meetings include a pizza snack! Stop by the Teen Zone or contact Diane Alson at email@example.com for more information on how to get involved.
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